Iberostar Laguna Azul

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Our Opinion

The Iberostar Laguna Azul is a great luxury resort situated within the resort strip of Cuba. The resort boasts a great array of a la carte and buffet options. The pool and beach area are also fantastic. You will never experience a shortage of lounge chairs. The Iberostar Laguna Azul is a great getaway for couples who are looking for a great place to lounge and relax.

Following in the footsteps of its sister properties, Iberostar Laguna Azul combines beauty and service for the ultimate vacation experience. Beachfront on Varadero's pristine white sands guests can choose from an abundance of water & beach activities or simply lounging and soaking up the sun. Dining is a treat at this property with a sprawling International buffet and 5 charming � la carte bistros including Asian, Caribbean and more. And at the end of day, retreat to plush accommodations filled with modern amenities.

Location: Beachfront, 30 minutes from airport, 20 minutes to Varadero and 105 minutes to Havana.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Galka_Timur : Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Stayed Oct 14-21' 2016

We've just came back from our 7 days stay at Iberostar LA, Varadero. Sunshine all 7 days long with a bit of rain at night time. Amazing sea and clean beach! What we liked most: awesome & clean beach, great animation, cool night shows, nice buffet, well kept pool with a bare minimum of chlorine. Yummy drinks and cool bartenders! Cozy little adjacent to the pool cafe Jardin, which has the best coffee in the resort. Every day we would enjoy our dinner and then switch to this little cafe to enjoy the cup of coffee and nightly entertainment, like saxophone / Cuban band / singer. Reception works amazingly well around the clock, and is ready to fix all troubles if any. Separate desk to check out the room, so convenient! Your sincere smile, heart felt Hola and a tip will go a loooong way. Hotel exteriors are polished and kept extremely clean, however rooms need some major TLC. We had a trouble with our conditioner, our room maid showed us how to fix it. Baby crib was broken, we fixed it ourselves as hotel didn't have a spare one. The shower head was literally crumbling in our hands...it's ok as we came for the weather and beach, and not for the comfort of the room, lol. People complain about beach towels... we didn't bother to change them as they dried perfectly well on the balcony. By the way, don't leave your beach towel as it might get stolen. Take it with you instead. There is plenty of space on the beach and around the pool. Internet connection is not the best, so we avoided the frustration by simply staying offline all week long and truly enjoyed being cut off from FB and rest of the world. Would we come back? Possibly if given a lower price, as we paid $2200 for a family of 4, 2 adults, toddler and infant. Have fun and enjoy the stay!

  • hansojm : Oxford
Dishonest Staff

We stayed here and I'm sure that the hotel staff will remember us as we had a problem upon check in to find that our reservation had been cancelled. Now the hotel was not at fault as it was an agent working for Thomas cook apparently but after three days my husband had had enough of being sent on a wild goose chase and contently being mis-informed. The icing on the cake was when we thought that we had found a sympathetic ear from the sales person who resolved our problem, only when we asked her to call a number that was given to us for our transfer home booking she obliged and came back with an 11:30 am pick up (for a 7:30pm flight!!) when challenging her about this as it would mean that we were going to be in the airport 6 hours before departure, she informed us that it is a requirement from virgin to check in 6 hours prior to departure. Well after experiencing some stretched truth already from the receptionist staff I was a little concerned about this. We decided to go with it anyway and trust Enid in her wisdom. On the day that we were leaving we waited at the reception and found that there was no transport. We waited for half an hour before we asked another person in reception to call havana tours of which it was confirmed that the transport had been booked for 13 30 not 11 30 as Enid had informed us. Also upon investigating further, virgin only requires a 3 hour max check in.So the hotel itself we have nothing to complain about. The rooms were clean and the staff friendly. The only thing I would say is that the food is not brilliant even with the choices.

  • Dajana T :
Awesome hotel amazing staff

We stayed here from Oct 3-15, 2016 and we absolutely loved it. Anyone who knows even a little bit about Cuba should have realistic expectations. They work so hard with what they have available to them. First of all when it comes to food we thought they had plenty of choices and it's literally impossible to stay hungry. We loved all a la carte restaurants, but most of all the staff at ILA are beyond amazing and friendly. A special thanks to Alvaro at kids Club who made our daughters stay that much more pleasant. He is awesome. The beach was breathtaking and we absolutely loved it. We would definitely return to Laguna Azul again.

  • munton1989 : Desborough, United Kingdom
An amazing 2 weeks!!

Me and my girlfriend visited the Laguna Azul at the beginning of June and we had such a great time! A wonderful hotel with a huge array of pools (5 I believe!!). A lovely beach for relaxing on or going for long walks. The staff are very helpful and nothing is too much bother. Compared to my last visit to Cuba the all inclusive cuisine was much more varied and catered for all our needs (not forgetting the cocktail bar! A must visit!!). The hotel is situated towards the top of the varardero strip but taxis and buses are easily accessible to go to down town. Highly recommend this hotel if you would like a holiday with plenty to do in between all of the time spent relaxing with a cocktail the odd cocktail or two!!

  • Anu c :
Relaxing holiday

Beds were nicely made with a touch of artistic flair to the sheets...swans. Foods were abundant but bland. Drinks were flowing in several places. Nightly entertainment included the circus shows, musics in the beach and cabaret dances. We enjoyed taking in some sporting activity such as scuba diving from the catamaran, canoeing and paragliding from the plane. On site they were guides to take us to explore Havana and nearby caves. But one cautionary tale " beware of mosquitoes in the evening".

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 24 hours)
  • Sailing
  • Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal Boat
  • Snorkeling
  • Waterpolo
  • Volleyball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Archery
  • Dance lessons
  • Evening entertainment
  • 814 rooms in buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant and 5 a la carte restaurants
  • Ice cream parlor
  • 6 bars including Pool bar
  • 5 outdoor pools
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Meeting facilities
  • Internet service (fee)
  • Golf minutes away

Hotel Room has:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar (fee)
  • Max occ. 4 up to 3 adults

Kids Deal - Children 2-12 are free when sharing a room with 2 adults.

For the Kids - Kids 4 to 12 enjoy supervised activities at the Kids' club, Games room and Kid's pool. Babysitting service available for a fee.

Honeymoon Bonus - The Free Honeymoon package includes: Room with King Bed, Bottle of champagne, Iberostar gift, Romantic Dinner in the specialty restaurant, Late check out without extra charge (on request and subject to availability). Marriage certificate required on arrival. Offer is subject to change.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Autopista Sur Km 17 Punta Hicacos, Varadero 42200 Cuba

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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